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Spotlight on School Counseling at PA Virtual

As a K-12 Pennsylvania public school, PA Virtual Charter School has a comprehensive school counseling program. We support students academically, on a social and emotional level, and in college and career planning. Although the themes we address are the same, the programs are delivered differently by counselors across grade levels. Each school counselor provides support in a manner that fits the developmental levels of the students served.

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About Cyber Education

Teaching Reading in a Virtual Classroom

For over 20 years, PA Virtual Charter School has been educating students across Pennsylvania in a cyber learning environment. As advances in technology have created more opportunities for virtual learning, many parents may wonder how reading is taught in a cyber school and how students are supported in this model. I have years of experience teaching reading in a virtual classroom. In this post, I will explain how I teach students to read in a virtual learning environment and the benefits that come along with it.

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About Cyber Education

How to Prepare for Your First Year at Cyber School

How do you prepare for online school? This is a serious question because when I went to school, I attended a brick and mortar. Parents know when their children go there, they’ll need crayons, pencils, and notebooks because these are tangible items students need to learn. Then, the students go to school and the rest is up to the teacher. But for an online school, what do you need to do to get ready? Maybe you’re thinking, “We received our computer and materials from the school so maybe that is all that needs to be done.” No, you need to do a little bit more to have a successful, enriching, and positive year with your student and for your student. If your child is starting cyber school for the first time, we have some tips on how you can prepare for a successful first school year.

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About Cyber Education

Will My Child Benefit From Cyber School?

Cyber School. It sounds so vague and different. Would your student benefit from this form of education? If you’re considering it, there’s a good chance that this may be the perfect model. Maybe it’s time to learn more!  

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About Cyber Education

Cyber Schooling vs. Homeschooling

What are the differences between cyber schooling vs. homeschooling? When you hear a family is homeschooling their child, it often doesn’t mean what it did 20 years ago. Many times the family is actually schooling their child through a cyber charter school, a home-based education program. PA Virtual Charter School is one of several cyber charter schools available to Pennsylvania families and has been serving students since 2001. While the phrases are often used interchangeably, it’s important to note that homeschooling and cyber schooling are not the same. In this post, we will cover the top three differences between attending a cyber charter school and homeschooling.

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Quick Tips in Education

5 Tips to Improve Your Student’s Concentration and Ability to Focus

There are many reasons why a student might struggle to concentrate regardless of the type of school they attend. Oftentimes it can be due to factors in the environment or in their personal lives. If you're looking for some tips on how to help your child improve their concentration and focus, we have compiled a few general suggestions to consider that experienced Learning Coaches at PA Virtual have found helpful.

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